Do you want to duplicate a WordPress page or post with a single click?
Creating a duplicate post or page allows you to copy a page’s design, settings, metadata, and other important content. This can save you a ton of time and effort while keeping your pages and posts consistent.
In this article, we will show you how to quickly duplicate a WordPress page or post.
Why Clone or Duplicate a Page/Post in WordPress?
Sometimes you may need to quickly copy a WordPress page or post with all its settings. For example, you may want to reuse the design from a successful sales page or extend an older article into a whole new post.
One option is to manually copy and paste the page’s content into a new draft. However, this won’t copy the featured image, post settings, SEO settings, and other important metadata.
This means you will need to manually add this information, which takes time and effort.
That said, let’s see how you can duplicate a WordPress page or post with a single click.
If you prefer written instructions, then just continue reading.
Duplicate a WordPress Post or Page
The best way to copy a page or post and all its settings is by using Duplicate Post. This plugin allows you to copy a post’s content and settings into a new draft. It also comes with a helpful ‘Rewrite and republish’ feature that allows you to update an older post without those changes immediately appearing live on your WordPress website.
First, you will need to install and activate the plugin. If you need help, then please see our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, go to Posts » All Posts or Pages » All Pages, depending on the content you want to duplicate. Here, simply hover over the content you want to copy and select either ‘Clone’ or ‘New Draft.’
‘Clone’ duplicates the page or post but doesn’t open it in the WordPress content editor.
Meanwhile, ‘New Draft’ duplicates the post and opens the copy in the content editor, so you can start working on it right away.
You can copy multiple pages and posts at once using the bulk edit feature. Simply check the box next to each page or post you want to copy, and then open the dropdown menu that shows ‘Bulk Actions’ by default.
In the dropdown menu, select either ‘Clone’ or ‘Rewrite & Republish.’
After that, just click on ‘Apply.’
This can save you a ton of time and improve your editorial workflow in WordPress.
Customizing Duplicate Post Plugin Settings
The Yoast Duplicate Post plugin works out of the box and supports posts and pages by default. However, you can configure it to duplicate custom post types or change the elements it copies when creating a duplicate.
To configure the plugin’s settings, go to Settings » Duplicate Post.
You will now see all the content that Yoast Duplicate Post can copy, such as title, excerpt, and attachments. Simply check and uncheck the boxes, depending on the page and post elements you want to copy.
Next, select the ‘Permissions’ tab.
You can check and uncheck these boxes, depending on the people who need to duplicate posts. For example, if you manage a multi-author WordPress blog, then authors may need the duplicate feature.
If you use custom post types, then these will appear next to ‘Enable for these post types.’ Simply check the box next to each custom post type you want to copy.
If you use WooCommerce, then you will also have the option to duplicate WooCommerce ‘Orders’ and ‘Coupons.’
Finally, click on the ‘Display’ tab and choose where you want to show the duplicate links on your WordPress blog.
Simply check or uncheck the boxes in the ‘Show links in’ section to add or remove these links from the post list, edit screen, and more.
By default, the plugin adds ‘New Draft,’ ‘Clone,’ and ‘Rewrite & Republish’ links to your WordPress dashboard.
If you want to remove one or more of these links, then simply uncheck its box.
When you are happy with how the plugin is set up, click on the ‘Save changes’ button to store your settings.
We hope this article helped you learn how to easily duplicate a WordPress page or post. You may also want to see our ultimate WordPress SEO guide for beginners and our expert picks for the must-have WordPress plugins to grow your website.